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Palaweno Brewery: A taste of paradise

Palaweno Brewery: A taste of paradise

While we do tend to spend the majority of our time covering the many great old and new craft breweries here in the United States, we wanted to take a moment to tell you about an outstanding craft brewery that can be found on the island of Palawan, in the Philippines. Why is this brewery so important? This brewery features a great lady who fell in love with craft beer right here in the United States and decided to bring that love of the brew back to her home. Is there anything unique about the brews? Indeed there is. While […]

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May 11, 2017

Our Journey

Chimney Rock: Not just a historical monument

Chimney Rock: Not just a historical monument

Chimney Rock Winery is located in the luscious Napa Valley region of California and they are producing wines that show quality, taste, and excellent aroma. The winery itself is absolutely lovely and possesses an old world feel to it that draws you into their world of beauty. A world filled with promise, dedication, resolve, and sustainable beliefs that have held the wine making industry strong through the ages. Sustainability is important to Chimney Rock The sustainability program at Chimney Rock has grown into something that any winemaker would be proud of. With dedicated beliefs that lean towards natural growing, green […]

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May 10, 2017

Our Journey

Domaine Carneros : Excellence is Essential

Domaine Carneros : Excellence is Essential

At Domaine Carneros they take their wines very seriously, providing a level of quality that shows their dedication to the craft, as well as to their patrons. Focusing on sparkling wines has allowed them to perfect their process and produce some of the best wines possible from their beautiful estate vineyards where 95% of their grapes are sourced. In addition to outstanding premium wines, the estate features a breathtaking chateau that is impossible to miss. The 138-acre property was procured in 1987 and they have been creating delicious wines ever since with a dedication that surpasses many in the field. […]

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May 10, 2017

Our Journey

Revisiting the Boulevard

Revisiting the Boulevard

We’ve mentioned Boulevard Brewing Company several times over the past few months, and with very good reason. From their amazing craft beer to their community improvements including a recycling center they arranged for the area, this craft brewing company has shown themselves to have integrity, dedication, and great community vision. This month is Bike Month and they’ve already gotten into the spirit by placing a Bcycle Bikeshare station outside of their taproom to encourage the community to get active and be healthy. Core brews that make the Boulevard great Everyone and their brother has a seasonal brew that is great, […]

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May 10, 2017

Our Journey

Left handed craft beer is always right

Left handed craft beer is always right

Obviously we don’t mean that you have to be left-handed to be a great brewmaster. Nor do we mean that you have to be left-handed to enjoy a great craft beer or to own an amazing craft brewery. However, we do mean that Left Hand Brewing Company has shown to be capable of producing some of the best craft beer in the industry and their creativity and innovation shows in every single beer they brew. What types of craft beer does Left Hand Brewing Company produce? There are a variety of brews offered by Left Hand, including porters, IPAs, stouts, […]

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May 9, 2017

Our Journey

Weather can affect the wine you are drinking

Weather can affect the wine you are drinking

Have you ever visited a vineyard, intending on simply trying the wines and moving on, but then found yourself wondering how the different block locations were selected? Perhaps you noticed a specific varietal is set further up in elevation than another and wondered what the purpose was. It is a good bet that the wines you were so intent on tasting were affected by those very decisions. In fact, it’s a winning bet indeed. Weather and climate play a huge role in vineyard design We’re sure you already know that some grape varietals do not do well in wet conditions, […]

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May 9, 2017

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Why is soil so important to a vineyard?

Why is soil so important to a vineyard?

We all know that a vineyard can be one of the most beautiful and nostalgic places on earth to visit. However, have you ever wondered why the vineyard was set up the way it is? Perhaps you noted that the blocks of grapes appeared to be highly categorized, but never understood why they didn’t choose to plant Chardonnay or Merlot in a specific spot. Why is that? Soil plays a very large role in how grape vines develop, as well as which grape varietals can be planted for the best success. For example, would you try to plant corn in […]

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May 9, 2017

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Saint Arnold Brewing Company: Making little guys look great

Saint Arnold Brewing Company: Making little guys look great

Saint Arnold Brewing Company is one of Texas’ oldest craft breweries in existence that is still in operation. Like many of the craft breweries throughout the United States, they offer excellent craft beer at a reasonable price that has gained a lot of popularity. This is partly due to the rise in popularity of craft beer in general due a public that has become disillusioned with the big brewers like AB-Inbev. Bigger is not always better Does that mean the big names don’t make some pretty good craft beer? Of course not, they’ve been buying craft breweries over the years […]

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May 9, 2017

Our Journey

Six Points of delicious perfection

Six Points of delicious perfection

Six Point Brewing has a great variety of craft beer available on the market we love trying them.  From their Core brews to the seasonal and limited edition Cycliquids collection they possess, each brew is imbued with the dedication and quality that we’ve come to expect from these great brewmasters.  Today we want to focus on their Core beers.  Those are the beers they offer all year round that really hold our attention and keep us coming back to try their other offerings. What are the Core beers of Six Point? Six Point Brewing has four Core beers that really […]

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May 9, 2017

Our Journey

Hit me with both barrels

Hit me with both barrels

Brewpubs and taprooms all over the United States are gearing up for the warmer months of the year as Spring roars in.  Changing out their taps and prepping with some new brews, they are well-prepared for the craft beer frenzy that will commence later in the season when folks start to feel those summer jitters hit them and start bellying up to their favorite bar for a great craft brew.  The craft brewing industry has seen a wide variety of brews and craft breweries come and go in the past few years, but one thing is certain, there is no […]

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May 4, 2017

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